The other day Selena looked outside and informed me that there were rain clouds. I asked her “How do you know that they are rain clouds?” Her answer was, “I don’t know.”
With that in mind today I decided to teach her about clouds and rain. What we used:
I brought the pot of water to a boil, as Selena watched and waited for the water to boil.
She continued to watch as water droplets began to form on the bottom of the pie tin, and started to drip back into the pot. We tried to get a good picture of the water dropping back into the pot but it is hard to get that type of picture!
I decided to take this one step further. I needed to defrost my freezer, so I used this opportunity to do just that.
As I explained to Selena this is our cold air and that the air in the sky is usually colder then the ground. I then put the pot of boiling water in, and closed the door. In a few seconds I let Selena open the door. She was in seventh heaven to see the big cloud as she called it.
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